nyc election 2013

De Blasio elected mayor in landslide
De Blasio elected mayor in landslide
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 11/06/2013 at 12:44AM

Bill de Blasio, in a landslide victory, has been elected as the city’s first Democratic mayor in two decades. With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, de Blasio won Tuesday’s race with 73 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. His Republican opponent, Joe Lhota, had 24 percent. “Today, you spoke out loudly and clearly [...]

James makes history with public advocate win; Stringer elected as comptroller
James makes history with public advocate win; Stringer elected as comptroller
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 11/06/2013 at 12:25AM

The city has elected its new public advocate and comptroller— Letitia James and Scott Stringer. Councilmember James’ win makes New York City history. As the next public advocate, she is the first woman of color to hold citywide office. “Yes, this is indeed historic because our government must be representative of all New Yorkers,” James [...]

2013 ELECTION DAY COVERAGE
2013 ELECTION DAY COVERAGE
Politics Queens Courier Staff 11/05/2013 at 9:08PM

Check back here for continuing Election Day coverage from the casting of ballots to the election results. 11: 41 p.m.: According to the New York Times, Melinda Katz has been projected the winner of the Queens borough president race, and the following City Council candidates have also been projected as winners: District 19: Democrat Paul [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 11/05/2013 at 6:52AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  EVENT OF THE DAY: Deconstructed Flowers H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers,” at the Queens Botanical Garden from November 5-January 25. His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique, which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end [...]

Street Talk: Will you be voting on November 5? Why or why not?
Street Talk: Will you be voting on November 5? Why or why not?
News Queens Courier Staff 11/04/2013 at 9:22AM

Yes, because my theory is that everybody has great ideas and it’s good to share them with the general public. It’s good to exercise your right to vote to see the outcomes of what some people are actually saying. David Lipscomb This time no, because it seems that every time we try to make a [...]

Casino gaming, other amendments on ballot
Politics Melissa Chan 11/03/2013 at 10:00AM

A controversial casino gambling referendum and five other proposed changes to the state Constitution will be up for vote November 5 on the general election ballot. Voters hitting the polls to elect city candidates will also decide whether to authorize up to seven full-scale casinos in New York, though opponents say the referendum’s one-sided language [...]

Op-ed: A vote for the ages
News Op-Ed 11/02/2013 at 12:19PM

JOSEPH F DEFELICE When you vote on November 5, you will find a number of propositions on your ballot. Proposition 6 refers to the maximum mandatory retirement age for certain judges of our state courts. In particular the proposal, which would amend Sections 2 and 25 of Article VI of the New York State Constitution, [...]

The Queens Courier endorses incumbent City Councilmember Eric Ulrich
The Queens Courier endorses incumbent City Councilmember Eric Ulrich
Politics Queens Courier Staff 11/01/2013 at 3:55PM

The Queens Courier is pleased to endorse incumbent City Councilmember Eric Ulrich. He was elected in 2009 as the representative for District 32, serving Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven. In the four years since, he has proven himself a community-minded leader, ever [...]

The Queens Courier endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor
The Queens Courier endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor
Politics Queens Courier Staff 11/01/2013 at 9:10AM

The Queens Courier is pleased to endorse Democrat Bill de Blasio for mayor of New York. Since taking office, de Blasio has stood for the interests of the middle and working classes, pushing for better public schools, protesting the closure of community hospitals, and generally advocating for a city government more responsive to the needs of outer borough residents. [...]

City Council candidate Joe Concannon calls ‘fraud’ on Campaign Finance Board
City Council candidate Joe Concannon calls ‘fraud’ on Campaign Finance Board
Politics Melissa Chan 10/24/2013 at 9:57AM

The retired police captain running a pointed City Council bid against a popular incumbent says the city’s Campaign Finance Board should have accommodated his late entrance into the race. Joe Concannon, who is taking on Councilmember Mark Weprin in a general election next month, said he was a “victim” of the CFB’s “incompetence and fraud” [...]